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The Area

The setting for this holiday is in the Gastein valley, a deeply cut valley in the midst of the imposing panoramas of the Hohe Tauern mountains.  This part of Austria sets hikers’ pulses racing in anticipation of exploring on foot the surrounding mountains. It is home to a wealth of natural treasures from clear healthy mountain air to quaint villages and an exclusive town nestled against a steep mountainside with a thunderous waterfall.  Located in the state of Salzburg, the Gasteinertal has been welcoming walkers for generations. There is a direct train link to Salzburg making travel to the area easy.

The Centre

The valley has three villages two of which have our chosen hotels. Bad Hofgastein is the lower of the two towns and is a market town as well as a centre for walkers with a superb transport hub. It is a delightful old town full of historic buildings with pavement cafes to sip tea and watch the world go by after a good day's walk. Bad Gastein is the higher of the two located at 1000m and is an Austrian Spa town of worldwide repute.  Although it continues to be a popular spa town, it now equally caters for the needs of walkers with gondolas and buses taking you deep into the mountains. In both locations you will receive a Gastein Card which offers free town buses and reduced rates on valley buses. The card also means you can join the day and ½ day guided walks which operate in season free of charge.

The Walking

There are a number of chair lifts and gondolas in the valley which  will swiftly have you gaining over 1000m to alpine meadows far from the valley below. All the walking is on well marked paths, either in the alpine meadows, by lakes, deep into the side valley or gently down to the main valley. There is a network of mountain huts where you can take lunch or a refreshing drink. There are a number of themed hiking paths in the valley for you to enjoy.

Guided Walking

A weekly full day  and two half day guided walks are offered locally and are free to New Experience clients with a Gastein Card.

Walk Grading

Self guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging.


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Hotel Alpenblick *** - 3 Star

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This is a hotel which has been in the Hirsch family for generations. It is located in Bad Gastein with fantastic views over the whole of the Gastein Valley. The historical town centre is only 10 minutes walk away and if you do not wish to walk there is a bus stop outside the door.  Elisabeth and her daughter now run the hotel day to day and will give a friendly welcome and ensure that the hotel feels like home from home.

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Hotel Astoria **** - 4 Star

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This is a family owned hotel in Bad Hofgastein located just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village with a bus stop is located outside the hotel. The owners, the Czerny family will arrange to collect you when you arrive. The train station is 2 km from the hotel if you wish to travel further afield. The hotel shuttle will take you and pick you up free of charge.

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We suggest walking in this region from the end of May to the middle of October.  The temperature has an average high in July and August of 23C with June and September cooler and April and October an average high of 14C.

The best time to go is late Spring with its profusion of flowers, before the summer peak temperatures.  Equally September and October are good with cooler weather,  lower rainfall and autumn colours.  July and August the area is at its busiest, but quieter than many other Austrian locations.



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The nearest airport in Austria is Salzburg with scheduled and low costs flights from London and charter flights from many major cities in the UK.  From Salzburg there is a direct bus to the main station in the city (payable locally) from where a train is taken to Gastein (included) in 1 ½ hours. The alternative is Munich which has flights from many major cities, and they are often more reasonably priced. Munich airport has direct trains to the city station from where there are through trains to Gastein (3 ¾ hours). We can arrange the tickets for this at a small supplement. We can arrange a private car transfer for the outward and return, directly from Salzburg airport, cost is £95 per person each way.

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Costs and Booking Details Pricing Details

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Gasteinertal

Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation with half board*

  • Train from Salzburg to Gasteinertal

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

  • Transfer available from Salzburg airport at a supplement of £95 each way per person

  • Trains can be arranged from Munich airport to Gasteinertal at a small supplement

  • 'With flights' includes typical flight price* between a London airport to Salzburg. Flights from many local airports can also be arranged (exact prices for your dates are available on request)

* For important details of our flight price policy click here

Not Included:

  • Bus from Salzburg airport to the main station  (payable locally)

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

All prices are valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board in a shared twin/double standard room. 

Hotel Alpenblick ***

Dates

7 nights half board*

With Flights#

7 nights half board*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night**

30 Apr-24 Jun

04 Sep-02 Nov

659

489

49

8

03 Apr-29 Apr

25 Jun-29 Jul

21 Aug-03 Sep

689

519

56

10

30 Jul-20 Aug

709

539

59

12

#   For important details of our flight price policy click here
*    Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast
**  If at least two travelling. Please call to discuss availability and transfer supplements for one person travelling alone

Room supplements (per person per night):

  • Mountain view £7

Hotel Astoria ****


Dates

7 nights half board*

With Flights#

7 nights half board*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night**

14 May – 11 Jul

 07 Sep – 15 Nov

699

529

67

5

12 Jul – 06 Sep

759

589

72

5

#   For important details of our flight price policy click here
* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast
** If at least two travelling. Please call to discuss availability and transfer supplements for one person travelling alone.

Room supplements (per person per night):

  • Comfort room £18

  • Deluxe room £22


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